Silver Lining by Debbie Macomber is the fourth in the Rose Harbor series featuring Jo Marie, Mark Taylor, Katie Gilroy and Co Co Crenshaw. The setting is Cedar Cove which continues the story of the 'Rose Harbor Inn.' This story will leave you with some high emotions from laughing to some sad moments.
I liked how this author was able to give us a good story involving Jo Marie and her handy man, Mark. There are some surprises that will keep your attention and turning the pages to get answers. I’m still wanting to know what is up with Mark...oh well...I guess we will have to wait for the answer to just what secret is Mark keeping from Jo Marie?
Then there were Jo Marie's best friends, Kellie and Katie, who have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten year high school reunion. Will they be able to 'face down old hunts and find a sense of closure?' Now, for me, this was somewhat strange in how all that comes out, but okay... each one has a problem they hope to solve at this reunion. Now, will this happen...or will they leave this reunion with broken hearts?
All of the characters seem to come alive as the reader is presented with such a well written story that keeps you turning the pages. This was quite a interesting read as a story of 'letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.' I liked the way this author was able to tie these three stories together and the reader will be able to see how they come together by the end of the story, and where they all may find healing and comfort.
"Silver Lining" can be a standalone read but I think it's best to get the other three books in the series for a better understanding of what has gone on earlier. If you are in for a read of love, forgiveness and second chances then you are at the right place and I would recommend this novel for you. Oh I don't want to tell you but I will...expect a cliffhanger ending!
Set in Cedar Cove’s charming Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber’s captivating new novel follows innkeeper Jo Marie and two new guests as they seek healing and comfort, revealing that every cloud has a silver lining, even when it seems difficult to find.
Since opening the Rose Harbor Inn, Jo Marie Rose has grown close to her handyman, Mark Taylor. Jo Marie and Mark are good friends—and are becoming something more—yet he still won’t reveal anything about his past. When Mark tells her that he’s moving out of town, Jo Marie is baffled. Just when she is starting to open herself up again to love, she feels once more that she is losing the man she cares about. And as she discovers the secret behind Mark’s decision to leave, she welcomes two visitors also seeking their own answers.
Best friends Kellie Crenshaw and Katie Gilroy have returned to Cedar Cove for their ten-year high school reunion, looking to face down old hurts and find a sense of closure. Kellie, known as Coco, wants to finally confront the boy who callously broke her heart. Katie, however, wishes to reconnect with her old boyfriend, James—the man she still loves and the one who got away. As Katie hopes for a second chance, Coco discovers that people can change—and both look to the exciting possibilities ahead.
Heartwarming and uplifting, Silver Linings is a beautiful novel of letting go of the past and embracing the unexpected.